Astec Industries (NAS: ASTE) reported earnings on Oct. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Astec Industries missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins were steady, net margins shrank.
Astec Industries reported revenue of $227.0 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $242.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $214.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.30. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.42 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 21.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.2%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $275.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.90.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 270 members out of 282 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 108 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 106 give Astec Industries a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Astec Industries is hold, with an average price target of $36.25.
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